Czernich, Dietmar

RA Hon.-Prof. Dr. LL.M.

Current activity

Attorney (Senior Partner) at CHG Czernich Rechtsanwälte (Vienna, Innsbruck); Professor for International Civil Procedure and Conflicts of Laws (University of Innsbruck)

Professional focus

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  • International Arbitration
  • Corporate Law
  • Post M&A Arbitration
  • Corporate Finance
  • Joint-Ventures
  • Sales Law

Areas of law

My career

  • After studies at the University Tübingen (Germany) and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private Law (Hanburg, I graduated in 1995 from the University of Innsbruck with a JSD (Dr. iur). I earned a Masters degree from the University of New York School of Law (class of '94). I got my lawyering Training at Schönherr Rechtsanwaälte, a premier Austrian law firm. I was admitted to the bar in Austria in 1998. In 2014 I was appointed Professor. In 2016, I earned a degree in International Arbitration (CIArb).

Arbitration experience

Chairman and wing arbitrator in numerous arbitral proceedings. Party representation in many cases with a Focus on contract law. See also


  • (Selection) The Law Applicable to the Arbitration Agreement, Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration, 2015
  • International M&A Transactions before the Arbitrator, GeS 2014, 44
  • Arbitration Agreements in Austrian Corporations, SchiedsVZ 2014, 86
  • The Consumer in the Arbitration Agreement: Applicable Law, RdW 2014, 251
  • Vacating an Arbitral Award for Lack of Due-Process under Austrian Law, JBl 2014, 295
  • Determining the Proper Law in Arbitration: National Conflicts of Law or Rome-I Regulation ? wbl 2013, 554
  • The New York Arbitration Convention and Arbitration involving Trusts and Foundations, LJZ 2012, 59
  • No Need for the Translation of Foreign Arbitral Awards, RdW 2012, 649
  • Liechtenstein under the New York Arbitration Convention, News & Jus 2012, 17
  • The Law Applicable to the Arbitration Agreement in Transnational Contracts, ZVglRWiss (111), 2012, 429
  • The New Liechtenstein Law on Arbitration, RIW 2012, 751
  • Commentary to the New York Arbitration Convention (2007)
  • Choice of Law Clauses in International Arbitration, wbl 2004, 458.


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  • German
  • English


  • Scientific Association for International Procedural Law
  • Austrian Arbitration Association
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • New York Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Lawyers.

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